Harmonica Lessons


Arabic Music on the Blues Harmonica

By Brendan Power ~ This video shows you some exotic sounds that are lurking in your plain old bog standard 10 hole Richter harp. So far maybe you’ve been playing some Blues and stuff, but if you can bend notes then a whole world of other tonalities awaits. It’s a lot easier than you think to come up with [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Learn Bye Bye Bird (Sonny Boy Williamson)

By Alex Paclin ~ Bye Bye Bird is played on a Low D harmonica (an octave lower than the regular D). I chose the low version because it has a more authentic vibe to me and used the Marine Band 364 for it, but you can use any low harmonica you want of course. (You can find the tab [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Harmonica Lesson: Blues Harp Shuffle (Big Walter Horton)

By Alex Paclin ~ Big Walter’s Shuffle is one of my favorites. Memorable licks, notes played using the rolled R, fast tremolo effect, all of these and more define Big Walter’s style. (Tab and lesson details below the video. If you’re struggling with bends check out JP Allen’s How to Bend Notes page to get the basics down first.) [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Harmonica Tutorial: Mellow Down Easy by Little Walter

By Alex Paclin ~ Hi everybody! In this tutorial I made a big accent on the sound and the nuances Little Walter uses. Here we go through the intro which is a repeated pattern and the solo. The tabs for it are down below. Here’s the tabs for Mellow Down Easy, how it is on the record. In another [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Junior Wells’ Chicago Blues Band – Hoo Doo Man Blues

By Michael Rubin ~ Here’s your chance to learn, listen or jam along with the songs from Hoo Doo Man Blues by Junior Wells. I’ve included which key harmonicas you’ll need below the videos. (Note: apologies if these videos don’t play in your country, that’s out of our control. If you’re in the US you should be able to [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Greenback Boogie (Harmonica Cover & Tab)

By Alex Paclin ~ Greenback Boogie is a modern bluesy song made popular by the TV show Suits, here’s my harmonica cover version of it (tab and playing tips below): Greenback Boogie Key: Bb Harmonica -2” -2” -2” -2” -2” -2” -2 -2” -2” -2 -2” -2” -2” -2” -2” -2” -2 -2” -2” -2 -2” -2” -2” -2” [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Harmonica Lesson: My Babe by Little Walter

By Will Wilde ~ In this lesson I’ll break down how to play the classic song “My Babe” by Little Walter. Here we go… About My Babe -My Babe is a blues Standard written by Willie Dixon, based on the traditional gospel song “This Train (Is Bound For Glory)”. -It was a number one R&B hit single for Walter [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Jessie J – Bang Bang (Harmonica Cover & Tab)

By Alex Paclin ~ “Bang, bang” is a very fun song to play on the harmonica. I used the Marine Band A harmonica and played in the key of B, which is the 3rd position. Jessie J – Bang Bang, Tab ||: -1 -1 -2′ -3″ -3 -4 4 4 4 4 4 -1 -1 -2′ -3″ -3 -4 [&hellip... Continue Reading »